Basil Essential Oil

A pungent, herbaceous essential oil used in the Raindrop Technique. But can it be used in people with epilepsy.


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Basil essential oil has a fresh, herbaceous aroma that can be calming and refreshing.

What It’s For

If you have any muscle discomfort following exercise, reach for basil essential oil. It helps relax both voluntary and involuntary muscles. It is also mentally energizing and invigorating. A drop or two of this oil may help ease tension and can even can improve the senses of taste and smell.

Also a key oil in the Raindrop Technique, basil helps to harmonize energy in body systems.

Constituent Highlight

Basil contains a high concentration of phenolic ethers. These are powerful antioxidants that promote healthy aging by minimizing DNA damage caused by free radicals. This reduction of oxidative stress can also improve overall health and wellness.

Who Should Use Basil Essential Oil

Basil is helpful for anyone who commonly suffers sore, achy muscles. Added to a bath or mixed into massage oil, it can provide soothing relief. Interestingly, if you struggle to complete projects or assignments, basil may bring clarity and help to lift stagnant energy for renewed purpose. It also supports the root, sacral, and solar plexus chakras.

Companion Products

Basil essential oil makes a great addition to your favorite massage oil. Try OrthoEase, OrthoSport, or even V-6. To further promote muscle recovery, try using AgilEase or Sulfurzyme with basil. Also be sure to check out the Raindrop Technique Collection, which also features basil.

Don’t Have Basil Essential Oil?

You can substitute Thyme essential oil in a pinch, as many of the therapeutic properties are similar.


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